Become A Friend Of Chamber Music This Year

You don’t need to fly to London, New York or Berlin to hear today’s pre-eminent musicians in classical music. Stay in Kansas City instead. 

The Friends of Chamber Music’s 38th season continues the grand tradition of intimate evenings with internationally renowned headliners, or those soon to be.

Subscriptions are on sale Monday, April 8 and single tickets, on June 3.  For subscriptions and tickets, call 816-561-9999 or go online to

The Friends of Chamber Music 2013-14 Season

Vladimir Feltsman in recital – Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, Scriabin
Friday, September 27, 2013 – Folly Theater – 8 pm

Blue HeronMusic for an English Cathedral: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks (c1540)
Saturday, October 12, 2013 –Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – 8 pm

Boston-based Blue Heron, a celebrated 14-voice mixed choir, presents Music for an English Cathedral: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, inspired by 16th-century English repertoire from the venerable Cambridge College.

Pacifica String Quartet   –  Haydn, Schnittke, Beethoven
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Folly Theater  –  8 pm

The Pacifica Quartet first appeared on The Friends’ series over 20 years ago, and then, later as winners of the Cleveland Quartet Award, the most prestigious quartet award in the U.S. Since then, they have stacked up an impressive array of honors – including succeeding the Guarneri String Quartet as quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI  with special guest musicians and singers  from his Istanbul projectBlood and Honey: The Cycles of Life in the Mosaic of Christians, Sephardic Jews and Muslims of the Balkans 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Folly Theater – 8 pm

Jordi Savall is unquestionably the iconic luminary of Early Music and historical performance today. His program called “Blood and Honey: Music of the Balkans,” will feature superstars of the oud, duduk, ney, kaval, qanun, as well as esteemed vocalists from Israel, France, Greece and Turkey.

Tallis Scholars 
Holiday program with music by Victoria, Verdelot, Bruckner and Guerrero
Friday, December 13, 2013 – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – 8 pm

The Tallis Scholars return with a Holiday program featuring sacred music from Spain’s Renaissance masters Victoria and Guerrero, two works from the French father of the madrigal, Verdelot, and Ave Maria by the Austrian Romantic-era composer Bruckner.

Horszowski Trio – Fauré, Wourinen, Schubert
Thursday, January 23, 2014 – White Recital Hall – 7:30 pm
A co-presentation with UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Garrick Ohlssonin recital– Beethoven, Schubert, Griffes, Chopin
Friday, January 31, 2014 – Folly Theater – 8 pm

SŌ Percussion – Program TBA
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – White Recital Hall – 7:30 pmA co-presentation with UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Venice Baroque Orchestra 
with Andrea Marcon, conductor and Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
Music of the Neapolitan Baroque: Porpora, Leo and Cimarosa
Friday, February 14, 2014 – Carlsen Center at JCCC – 8 pm
A co-presentation with The Performing Arts Series at JCCC

On Valentine’s Day, don’t miss a candlelight dinner and the Venice Baroque Orchestra when The Friends partner with the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. Under the baton of Andrea Marcon and starring the incomparable countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, selections from romantic Neapolitan operas will come to life.

Arnaldo Cohen in recital  – Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel, Prokofiev
Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Folly Theater – 8 pm

Akademie für alte Musik Berlinwith Georg Kallweit, concertmaster and Xenia Loeffler, oboe
“Concertos: Italy vs. Germany” with music by Veracini, Bach, Vivaldi, Marcello, Handel, Telemann
Friday, April 11, 2014 – Folly Theater – 8 pm

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin’s riveting textural approach to the Baroque repertoire is legendary and their program entitled “Concertos: Italien vs. Deutschland” will juxtapose works by Veracini, Marcello and Vivaldi to those of Bach, Handel and Telemann.

Benjamin Grosvenor in recital – Program TBA
Friday, April 25, 2014 – Folly Theater – 8 pm

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